Monday, 30 January, 2023

Air Weapons

U.S. Air Force selects Raytheon, Northrop Grumman for hypersonic missile

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, has been selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to develop the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile. HACM is a first-of-its-kind weapon developed in conjunction with the...

StormBreaker in successful test launch from F-35

The U.S. Navy conducted two successful test launches of the StormBreaker precision-guided glide bomb from an F-35B Lightning II, Raytheon Missiles & Defense announced on 19 September. StormBreaker is an air-launched, precision strike weapon equipped...

Meteor BVRAAM successfully fired from Gripen E

Swedish defence company Saab announced on 30 August that it had recently conducted the first test firing with the advanced Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) on Gripen E with a successful end-to-end...

France successfully tests improved ASMPA nuclear missile

France's Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) announced on 23 March that the successful qualification firing of the Air-Sol Moyenne Portée Amélioré (ASMPA) air-launched cruise missile from a Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft had been carried...

U.S. to provide Ukraine with Switchblade loitering drones

President Joe Biden signed an order to transfer $800 million worth of equipment to Ukraine. This new package includes 800 anti-aircraft systems and 9,000 anti-armor systems. In addition, the United States is working with...

UK begins integration of Meteor, SPEAR missiles on F-35 fighter jets

BAE Systems announced 18 March that the company had received an initial funding award from Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the F-35 programme, to start integration efforts for MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile...

Japan to develop long-range, anti-ship cruise missile

Japan has decided to develop for the first time a long-range, anti-ship cruise missile that can be carried by fighter jets and that is capable of attacking a warship from beyond the range of...

Boeing contracted for Long Range Stand-Off Cruise Missile weapon system integration

The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 13 March that The Boeing Company has been awarded a $250 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Long Range Stand-Off Cruise Missile weapon system integration. The DoD statement said,...
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